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Update on the Dual Status Youth Training Initiative

For jurisdictions that are part of the Dual Status Youth Training Initiative, the orientation webinar can be viewed below. Please contact Jessica Heldman at if you have any questions.

The RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice (RFK National Resource Center) is pleased to announce the jurisdictions selected for participation in the Dual Status Youth Training Initiative. As announced at the inaugural Dual Status Youth Symposium in April, 2016, the RFK National Resource Center intended to select up to six jurisdictions through a competitive application process. We received a large volume of quality applications from jurisdictions across the nation, making our selection process both challenging and rewarding.

The following sites will receive two days of on-site training for their multi-system collaborative on the key elements of the RFK National Resource Center’s Dual Status Youth Framework, detailed in the seminal publication Guidebook for Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare System Coordination and Integration: A Framework for Improved Outcomes, 3rd Edition:

  • Augusta County, VA
  • Hall County, GA
  • Jefferson County, WI
  • Palm Beach County, FL
  • Pennington County, SD
  • Polk County, IA

We look forward to partnering with these jurisdictions and their committed youth-serving leaders and practitioners, building upon our recent successful Dual Status Youth technical assistance projects sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, as well as more than a dozen years of site-based experiences. The RFK National Resource Center believes our approach to engaging jurisdictions and all of their stakeholders, on their turf, is a cost-effective means of training that is critical to addressing the complexities of multi-system coordination and integration practice and policy reforms on behalf of dual status youth.

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Nationwide, communities served by the RFK National Resource Center have achieved remarkable outcomes by taking on a Dual Status Youth Reform Initiative, conducting a Probation System Review, and advancing Information and Data Sharing Reform efforts across multiple youth-serving systems. Our site-based consultation and technical assistance is tailored to each community to guide jurisdictions through a collaborative exploration of data, practice, resource, and legal matters in order to design, implement, and sustain meaningful reforms.

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